Your solicitor at Focused Legal has been representing persons in restraining order proceedings for over 15 years.
The Restraining Orders Act 1997 (WA) addresses assaults, stalking, threats and damage to property. However, if you are or were in a domestic or other intimate relationship then the conduct from which you can be protected extends further to, for example, cyber-stalking.
If children are involved (including witnessing violent conduct) then this is taken very seriously as this is one of the objectives of the Restraining Orders Act, namely, to protect the wellbeing of children by preventing them from being subjected or exposed to family violence.
Many restraining order applications are resolved by the respondent (being the person restrained) signing an undertaking to no longer make any contact with the applicant (being the person protected under the interim order). Without an undertaking being signed the matter proceeds to a final hearing. We can represent you at these hearings.
Mobile phones and the internet have permitted stalking to now include harassment using modern technology.
If you feel intimidated or threated (or have been assaulted) or if there has been an objection lodged by the respondent to an interim order that has already been made protecting you we can advise you.
See some of our frequently asked questions regarding restraining orders.